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Xp Pro Networking Problem


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#1 nostril

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 01:01 PM

Small Network with two PCs running XP pro

Laptop is fine - it can see the desktop and itself just fine; it is connected to the switch via wireless.

Desktop is problem - just reformatted hardrive and reloaded OS - then did all updates. Now with SP3. it is connected wired to the switch.

Desktop cannot see anything in the workgroup - it cant see itself or the laptop.

File Sharing Enabled- Check
Network Wizard Run - Check
Netbois installed - Check
Firewall disabled - Check
Same workgroup name - Check... See More
different computer names - Check
Desktop can ping the laptop - Check
Unplugged and replugged in the router/switch - check

Help!!!!!!

Edited by nostril, 16 December 2009 - 01:14 PM.


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#2 Techguy27

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:03 PM

Try this: KB 903267

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:04 PM

I'll assume that since they are plugged into the same router that none of them have a static IP address and are getting their IP address from the router?

Can you ping them by their IP address - ping 192.168.1.2? pc name - ping name_of_computer?

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#4 nostril

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:07 PM

Using DHCP for IP addresses.

Yes I can ping the laptop from the desktop (the desktop is the problem) but not by name.




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